Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Showers of Blessings

Networking along the blogosphere,  attending link parties, blog hopping and socializing with bloggers have led me to Julie Danielson's blog site, More of Him. Julie is a wife and mom who loves and follows the Lord, Jesus Christ. Julie is a writer and artist who at the same time, enjoys crocheting, embroidery, scrapbooking, stamping, quilting and beading. Blessed so much by the Lord, she shares her blessings weekly in her blog site's Counting Our Blessings - Link Up.

Before inviting bloggers to share their links, she would enumerate God's blessings to her such that joining her weekly link up has made me aware of the ups and downs in her Christian life. Her weekly list has sent showers of blessings into my own direction. This in turn has inspired me so much that today, I am led to count my blessings and share them with others, too! As the chorus of the popular Christian hymn, Count Your Blessings (written by Johnson Oatman, Jr. and composer Edwin Excell) goes...

"...Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done..."

... so here, let me count my blessings and name them one by one.

I am blessed that despite the asthmatic episodes I've been through for the past weeks, I am still able to  report for work and do my household routines for the family. Although I confess, there have been times when getting up from bed becomes a real struggle after getting awakened by irritating bouts of allergic cough in the middle of the night. The extreme change in climate has affected me so much--- too much cold environment at work and too much heat outside, plus the daily stress at work...

Praise God that the turbuhaler prescribed by the doctor has finally given me some relief. This has allowed me to join the congregational singing last Sunday in our church!

Thanks to Him who never gets tired of showering us with provision for our daily needs and protection for all members of the family. By His grace, we are able to enjoy the simple joys in life.

Lastly, for this post,  I give Him thanks for the coming long weekend :)) that I can enjoy bonding with my family.
 Now, your turn to share your own blessings! Share them in the comment box below! 
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Linking to Mom's the Word Making Your Home Sing Monday

2 comments:

  1. I am glad that you are feeling better! My asthma used to wake me up at night too. In fact, sometimes I felt like I had an elephant sitting on my chest.

    I would cough so much that I would gag and sometimes even throw up. I used to take my albuterol inhaler four times a day, and even then I still had trouble.

    Now I only take my inhaler a few times a year (if I get a cold or something). I take singulair and Flovent every day and that has really helped tremendously.

    I also get allergy shots and that helped even more. I saw a huge change when I went on the daily medication, and I saw added improvement when I went on the shots.

    I pray that your doctor is able to find a medicine plan that will work for you and totally control your asthma!

    Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!" :)

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  2. Thank you so much for your incredibly sweet words about my blog! They blessed me so much!

    I hope you're feeling better and not having any more asthmatic episodes!

    Many blessings to you!

    God bless you - Julie

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